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The Museum of Liverpool's Global Theatre is situated in the Global City gallery on the ground floor. It shows a specially made film The Power and the Glory? nine times every day at 45 minute intervals from 10.15am, with the last screening at 4.15pm. No tickets required.

The theatre is also used for film screenings related to the Museum of Liverpool's collections, and is available for hire for evening events.

Supporters can sponsor one of the seats in the theatre, find out how here or call the Development Office on 0151 478 4734.

The Power and the Glory?

The PG rated film is a spectacular interpretation of Liverpool’s global position in history. It shows how industrialisation and the growth and decline of the British Empire created and then almost destroyed Liverpool. The complete film lasts 20 minutes, watch a preview above.

With a diverse tale to tell, the once prosperous city has experienced highs and lows of all proportions, encountering war, poverty and decline until re-emerging as an exciting and dynamic 21st century city. 

The hard-hitting film, by the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Hurricane Films, features many of the events that have contributed to Liverpool’s unique story, including its role in the slave trade, the impact of Irish immigration on the identity of the city and the dock strikes of the 1980s.

This film has a PG rating. Please note that some scenes are not suitable for younger children.